Youth Homes for Refugees
What is a youth home?
Unaccompanied minor refugees live in youth homes. These are adolescents between the ages of 14 and 18 who have fled to Austria as refugees without their parents or other relatives.
In Austria, Youth Welfare cares for children and adolescents without parents. They also care for the unaccompanied minor refugees assisted by Volkshilfe. Youth Welfare makes sure that the adolescents are doing well.
There are numerous Volkshilfe youth homes in Upper Austria: Each youth home has multiple caretakers who look after the adolescents.
The caretakers help the adolescents:
- register for school or an educational facility
- get their Hauptschule certificate
- organise their free time
- in terms of integration: this means becoming a part of Austrian society
- understanding Austrian society, people, and laws
- envision a future for themselves
The goal of the youth homes
Once the adolescents have grown up, they are able to take care of themselves and live as a member of Austrian society.
Sponsorship for young refugees
Through the project dUNDu, adults can sponsor young refugees.
The sponsors at dUNDu are volunteers who want to be there for a young person and spend time with them.
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